Visiting Places

 

VISITING PLACES

 

 

Delhi is a pulsating cultural seat and Capital of one of the greatest Nations known as India. It has its own amazingly rich socio cultural heritage which does notfind parallel in the World-history. Delhi and its nearby area is not onlythe wonderful cluster of monuments and archaeological structures but they arelive story-tellers of the glorious past of one of the greatest civilizationsworld have ever seen.

 

Besideshistorical splendour, Delhi encompasses a host of scientific, environmental and Technology-basedcomplexes which deserve learners curious visits.  

The school organises frequentvisits to important places where children enlighten themselves with the learnedteachers and faculties.

 

 

IMPORTANT PLACES AND INSTITUTES

 

 

 

RED FORT

 

 

 

THE RED FORT   more popularlyknown as The Lal Quila (Lal ie. red and Quila ie.fort), stands strong onthe banks of the river Yamuna as an irregularoctagon. It is surrounded by a wallof about 2.4 Kilometers in circumference and is built of Red Sandstone. The Mughal king Shah Jahan (popularfor building the Taj Mahalof Agra) transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi and the fort was completed in 1648, nine years after theking shifted to this city. The fort has two main entrances, the Delhi Gate andthe Lahori Gate which faces the famed Chandni Chowk market.

 

 

QUTUB MINAR          

 

It was built by a muslim king,Qutub - ud- din in 1199 A.D. and a part of which he could not finish was completed by Itutmish, another muslim king. Itis situated in the southern part of the capital. The height of the tower isabout 72.5 meter high and there is a mosque at its base. In front the Qutub Minar there is an ironpillar which is believed that it was built in 5th century. Theuniqueness part of the pillar is that it has not caught rust ever since it wasbuilt. Due to some precaution the Tourists are not allowed to climb the Qutub Minar i.e. to the tower.

BAHAI (LOTUS TEMPLE)

It is completed in 1986, the Bahaitemple is set amidst pools and gardens, and adherents of any faith are free tovisit the temple and pray or meditate silently according to their own religion.The structure is in lotus shape so it often called the lotus temple. The view ofthe temple is very spectacular just before dusk when the temple is flood lit

 

RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN

 

The house that houses the President of India and thehouse that boasts of having welcomed the most powerful men in history. The Rashtrapati Bhavan was designedby Edwin Lutyens and built in 1931, to be the centralpoint of the British power in Delhi. Originally called the Viceroy's House, the Rashtrapati Bhavan covers an areaof 4.5 acres of land. It has 340 rooms, 37 salons, 74 lobbies and loggias, 18staircases and 37 fountains. The most magnificent room in the Rashtrapati Bhavan is the DurbarHall, which lies directly beneath the main dome. All important Indian State and Official ceremonies are held here. To the west, isthe famous and beautifully landscaped Mughal Gardens, designed after the terraced gardens the Mughals built in Kashmir. The garden isfamous as the 'Butterfly Garden' for the numerous butterflies that visit the variedflowers. The garden is open to the public in February.

 

 RAJGHAT

 

The simple square platform of blackmarble on the banks of the river Yamuna marks theplace where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. His last words ' Hey Ram ' areinscribed on this platform which is surrounded by a serene garden.

HUMAYUN'S TOMB              

Built by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum in the mid 16th century, this red sand stonestructure is considered to be the predecessor of Taj Mahal. The structure is one of the best exampleof Mughal Architecture. Humayun'swife is also buried in the red and white sandstone, black and yellow marbletomb.

PARLIAMENT HOUSE

A  marvellous piece of architecture where the bicameral legislature of India meets for its sessions. Lok sabha, thelower house and Rajya Sabha the upper house. Close to RashtrapathiBhavan, is a domed almost circular structure almost a kilometer incircumferance, and was designed by the famed architect Lutyens.

JAMA MASJID

One of the Architectural giftgiven by Shah JahanJama Masjid is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, Four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets. You can enterthe mosque but take precaution to take off your shoes and make sure that youare properly dressed before entering. One can also go to the top of minarets.From here you can have a birds eye view of Delhi.

 

JANTAR MANTAR 

 

 

Set within the agarden of stately palms, it was built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1719. He had been entrusted with the task ofrevising the calendar and correcting the astronomical tables then in use. Hemade daily astral observation for seven years before embarking on these stoneconstructions. He discarded the usual instruments of brass and built thesemassive ones in masonry which are used to the movements of stars. Thisobservatory, together with the one at Jaipur, are thefinest examples anywhere of   observatories modeled on the general patternlaid down by Ulugh Baigh ofSamarkand in the 14th century. The observatoryis conceived with perfect stability and is adjusted to the meridian andlatitude of the location.    

 

The National Physical Laboratory 

The National Physical Laboratory is the premierresearch laboratory in India in the field of physical sciences. It has developed corecompetencies in standards, apex level calibration, engineering materials,electronic materials, materials characterization, radio and space physics,global change and environmental studies, low temperature physics, andinstrumentation. The Institute is situated at Dr Krishnan Marg,New Delhi 110 012.

 

NEHRU PLANETARIUM

 

Nehru Planetarium is a uniqueplace to learn about sky and all about wonderful world of stars and planets. Itruns regular shows on astronomy for one and all. TheNehru Planetarium in New Delhi is situated in the sprawlingsurroundings of the Teen Murti House, earlier theofficial residence of India's first Prime Minister,Jawaharlal Nehru and now a museum in his memory. Conscious of the fact that anunderstand

ing of the spirit and method of science was crucial for children tobecome responsible citizens, Nehru liked.

 

 

  AKSHAR DHAM

 

 SwaminarayanAkshardham reflects the essence and magnitude of India's ancient architecture,traditions and timeless spirituality. The main monument, depicting ancientIndian "vastu shastra"and architecture, is a marvel in pink sandstone and white marble that is 141feet high, 316 feet wide and 370 feet long with 234 ornate pillars, over 20,000sculptures and statues of deities, eleven 72-foot-high huge domes (mandapams) and decorative arches. And like a necklace, adouble-storied parikrama of red sandstone encirclesthe monuments with over 155 small domes and 1,160 pillars. The whole monumentrises on the shoulders of 148 huge elephants with 11-feet tall panch

dhatu statue of Swaminarayanpresiding over the structure.       

 

NATIONALSCIENCE CENTRE

 

National Science Centre Museum is located at Pragati Maidan area of New Delhi. Designed specially for kids, the National Science Centre Museum has a large collection of working science models toeducate children about the scientific facts. It is an initiative by thegovernment to tell the children how things work and to awaken their curiosityto know more. A trip to this museum can be both educational and recreational atthe same time. The National Science Centre Museum of Delhi is one of thelargest science centers in India. It was develop with an aim tomake science interesting and exciting for students. There are a number ofgalleries in the museum, based on different themes and containing varieddisplays. The displays in the museum are based on various theories and laws ofscience. Children can understand the nitty-gritty of science by demonstratingthem practically. The models displayed at Human Biology gallery are veryintriguing. The most popular spot in the museum is the 'Dinosaur's Gallery' ofAnimals of Mesozoic era. Children hover around this place in huge numbers.Other displays here, inform about India's contribution to science and mathematics, about NobelPrize winners and eminent Indian personalities of the field. Every year the Vidyalaya organizes educational trip to this place.

 

 

 

 

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY(IIT),DELHI

 

Indian Instituteof Technology Delhi is one of the seven Institutes of Technologycreated as centers of excellence for higher training, research and developmentin science, engineering and technology in IndiaEstablished as College of Engineering in 1961, the Institute was later declared an Institution ofNational Importance under the "Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act,1963" and was renamed "Indian Institute of Technology Delhi".

 

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